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  • Anonymous
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      Just wanted to say thanks to everyone that took the time to answer my questions regarding the relationship with graves and bad teeth…. This has puzzeled me so much seeings how in my younger years my teeth were very strong with dental appointments with no cavity’s. Ha Ha I sound like Im very old when Im only 33… Anyway thanks to you all and my prayers will continue for everyone that uses this BB system.
      Thanks
      TroyBoy

      Anonymous
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        Does anyone know if there’s a correlation between Graves and teeth? I need to know.
        Thanks,
        Cathryn

        Anonymous
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          Cathryn
          What is going on with your teeth? I have had several break off right at
          the gum line. I’ve not been able to get a good answer about this from my Doctors or Dentist.
          Diane B

          Anonymous
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            There was some discussion about this topic about a year ago. I don’t think anything was ever resolved. Again because all of us react differently, have different treatments, etc. no one thing seems to be true for all of us. But having said that, several of us have had trouble with our teeth. I have lost three in the last 2 years. Because I have now been diagnosed with osteosporsis (from drugs) I am wondering if this has anything to do with tooth problems. Never had a cavity since I was fifteen and now my teeth just seem brittle. My doc and my dentist talked to each other and you might want to consider having yours do that too if you are on meds.

            Anonymous
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              I attended my dr. with a massive dental abscess above a loose carious molar about 3 weeks before I was diagnosed with extremely active Grave’s Disease. In the meantime,
              the dentist I attended was heard to mutter “Teeth look like a heroin addict’s teeth”. There had indeed been a rapid deterioration in all my teeth requiring extraction, root canal, fillings which was an enourmous change from my former dental state. Now treated, there seems to be a
              deceleration in the rate of decay.
              Sincerely,
              Catherine Cronin

              Anonymous
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                Hi everybody !!!

                Well, I posted the other night that I would e-mail the Dentist that has GD, that had answered my posts about dental questions a few months ago. I e-mailed her several days ago, but haven’t gotten a response.
                Will let you know when I do.

                However, I went to a new Dentist this morning and was shocked when she said ” OH yes, peope with any sort of autoimmune desease often have increased problems “
                Even though this is bad news for all of us, I wanted to jump up and down and scream YES! YES! YES!. It was just so nice for once to have my problems validated.
                She even said she just recently read something on the subject. She couldn’t remember where off the top of her head, but said she would try to locate it for me.
                She is Great!!! She said the article said that the bacteria that lives in our mouths and can cause gum desease is a very strong little bugger in normal people, but in anyone with an autoimmune desease, because our immune system is often weakened or compromised in some way, the little buggers really get a good hold on us. So whats happening is, we are probably developing gum desease which loosens the teeth, destroys the bone, so that are teeth have nothing to hang on to. She said that I should have my teeth cleaned 3 or maybe even 4 times a year instead of twice, to stay on top of it, plus she gave me a prescription for an antibiotic mouth rinse I am to use twice a day. Lastly, she said it was important to try and stop the progression of the problem because the article she read, definately said we made very poor candidates for false teeth, because of the bone loss. Sorry this is so long, just thought you would all like the info.
                Take care, sleep well !
                Sheila

                Anonymous
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                  Hi Sheila,
                  Went to my endo yesterday. One of the questions I asked was in regard to teeth problems. She will not dispute it,but she is going to look into it. What your dentist stated about the bacteria makes sense, though. Thank You. dottie

                  Anonymous
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                    I have had problems with my teeth since I was diagnosed with GD in Sept. I had a tooth filled & could not chew on that side for 4 weeks. That side of my mouth is still sensitive. Some days are worse than others…
                    just like it is with the rest of my body. K

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